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Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common nerve entrapment condition, and is seen more often in women than in men. CTS is due to compression of the median nerve as it travels from the wrist into the hand, when it passes through a structure called the carpal tunnel. Symptoms include pain, tingling, and numbness in the hand, sometimes severe enough to wake the patient up at night. In late stages, there may also be weakness and loss of muscle bulk.

Surgery for CTS involves cutting the transverse carpal ligament to “unroof” the carpal tunnel and decompress the nerve.








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